Labour Investigation Committee (1946)||
The ad hoc surveys relating to the industries selected were distributed among the Chairman and Members as follows:—
CHAIRMAN: Coal Mining; Plantations; Manganese Mining; Bidi-Making; Cigar and Cigarettes; Mineral Oil; Dockyards.
MR. S. R. DESHPANDE: Cotton; Jute; Silk; Woollen; Port Labour;
Salt; Cement; Matches; Paper; Gold Mining; Municipal Labour.
DR. AHMEAD MUKHTAR: Transport Services; Carpet Weaving; Coir Mats and Matting; Tanneries and Leather Goods Manufacture; Sugar; Potteries; Printing Presses; Non-gazetted Railway Services; Rickshaw Pullers.
MR. B. P. ADARKAR: Engineering and Minerals and Metals; Cotton Ginning and Baling; Rice Mills; Glass; Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Works; Shellac; Mica Mining and Splitting ; Iron-Ore; Central P. W. D.
The final decision for carrying out the ad hoc survey in Coal mines was arrived at by the Government of India rather late, so that it could not be carried out along with the ad hoc surveys in other industries. Government have now decided that Mr. S. R. Deshpande should conduct an ad hoc survey and a wage census in the coal mines in India and his report will be published separately in due course. As the Committee did not undertake any enquiry in coal mining they have not discussed labour conditions in coal mining in this report. However incidental references have been made to conditions in coal mines wherever considered necessary. Apart from coal mining, ad hoc reports by the Committee on all other industries in the foregoing lists have been printed separately.